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The Election of the Seventh Primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania
The Special synod of the Anglican church of Tanzania which has met in accordance to the
constitution of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, today on 15th February 2018 has elected the Rt
Rev Maimbo Mndolwa the seventh Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Tanzania succeeding
the incumbent Primate, Most Rev Dr Jacob Erasto Chimeledya who is looking forward in
finishing his term in office in May this year.

Bishop Mndolwa is the bishop of the Anglican diocese of Tanga. He was consecrated in the
service of God in the holy order of a bishop on the Fourth day of the Nineth month of the year of
our Lord of Two Thousand and Twelve.The Archbishop-elect told the synod, members of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Anglicans worldwide and the general public that he has accepted the result of this election in humbleness and humility. He promised to work wholeheartedly for the benefit of the community and the
Church as a whole.

On his final blessings after the election, the Archbishop- elect insisted on peace, unity and
listening to the voice of God in our lives.

The Rt. Rev. Mndolwa as the Archbishop-elect will be installed as the Archbishop and Primate of
the Anglican Church of Tanzania on 20th May 2018, the Day of Pentecost.

Released by us by the Grace of God
Rev. Can. Dr.MeckaOgunde